Symposium for the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) 17th Anniversary
Water - a careful assessment
of our Earth's precious resource
19 February 2015 9:30-17:00
Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall (COREDO Muromachi 1)
Simultaneous Interpretation available


The TRMM satellite achievements are not only increasing scientific knowledge, but also extending to societal benefits by satellite rainfall observation, for example, operational utilization in numerical weather forecast, development of global rainfall map product integrating data from TRMM and other Earth observation satellites (GSMaP), and application of global rainfall map in flood alert and warning.

On 28 February 2014, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, which is follow-on and extend mission of the TRMM satellite, was launched and data from the Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) has been released to public. Continuous and long-term archive of precipitation observation from PR to DPR and further extension of data utilization are highly expected.

In this symposium, we will sum up both scientific and societal achievements obtained by the TRMM satellite, and promote data utilization in the GPM mission. We will also present the vision of future precipitation remote sensing, as well as recognize significance of satellite observation of precipitation and water cycle and their contribution to the society.

Date 19 February, 2015, (Thursday), 09:30-17:00
Venue Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall (COREDO Muromachi 1)
(COREDO Muromachi 5F, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Hosts Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
Sponsors Office of National Space Policy - Cabinet Office
Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
Capacity 300 persons
Participation cost Free of Charge (Pre-registration needed)
Language Japanese and English. Simultaneous interpretation is available.